Our clinic provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management for a wide array of psychiatric disorders
focusing on children & adolescents.

Our Mission

  • To provide compassionate and high-quality behavioral health services to children & Adolescents in Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas.
  • We believe that mental health services should be readily available and accessible.

Our Team

Dr. Yarlagadda
  • Dr. Yarlagadda, referred to as Dr. Y by most patients and families, has been practicing Psychiatry for 22 Year. 
  • Dr. Y practiced at Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth, TX, from 2006 to early 2018. During this time, she provided Psychiatric care to highly complex, mentally and medically fragile children and adolescents. 
  • Dr. Y served as the Medical Director of the Psychiatry Department at Cook Children’s for 5 years. During this time, she was passionate in advocating for the provision of comprehensive health care for children by helping to integrate care with pediatricians and other specialists. 
  • Dr. Y completed her Child & Adolescent Fellowship training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 
  • Dr. Y completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI. 
  • Dr. Yarlagadda is Certified by the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she is also Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 
Benjamin George, PA-C
  • Benjamin has been with Lotus Psychiatric Services since January, 2022, working under the supervision of Dr. Y.
  • Benjamin is known for his enthusiastic approach to patient care and energetic demeanor. When he is not in our clinic Benjamin works at John Peter Smith Hospital Psychiatry Department in a variety of settings seeing both adolescent and adult patients experiencing severe psychiatric problems.
  • Benjamin completed a one-year Psychiatry Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers at John Peter Smith Hospital. This training involved working in consult-liaison psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, outpatient clinic, partial hospitalization, and inpatient units including adolescent, adult and the local commitment alternative unit.
  • Benjamin completed his Physician Assistant Studies at University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Benjamin attended Benedictine College where he majored in biology and played collegiate soccer.
  • Benjamin participated in medical missions in Belize and Rwanda providing healthcare in rural areas. 
  • When he is not working, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children.
Dana Leatherwood, PMH-NP
  • Dana obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University, and her nurse practitioner training/Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. 
  • Dana has been a board-certified Nurse Practitioner for 25 years, and has enjoyed working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including residential, in-patient and out-patient psychiatry, as well as psychiatric consultation liaison work.
  • Dana understands that every client’s needs are unique, and she works with her clients to develop a plan to address their specific mental health concerns and goals through medication management and supportive therapy. 
  • She believes that medication, therapy and lifestyle modifications can all contribute to one’s overall wellness. 
  • She strives to provide a welcoming, safe and non-judgmental environment for all clients.
  • When she is not working, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, son in law, grandson, and golden retriever.